Alright, let's see what's going on on the island then. The best news of the day is that our beloved Ministry of Information is finally being axed. Hurrah! It's good to see that the government sees the need for change, and is ready to gradually take out the Old Guard in the process. I do hope this means support for private media outlets on the island, among many other changes. Read Mahmood's take on it.
There is also a hunger strike taking place today to show support for Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails. The hunger strike started at 9am this morning and is taking place outside the UN House in Hoora. There will also be a general protest which starts 8pm this evening. I'll do my best to go and see what exactly their stand is. But I must say, I find it rather difficult to support a group that calls itself the Bahraini Society Against Normalisation with the Zionist Enemy. That said, there's no harm in hearing what they have to say. (Read the GDN report).
I've also just been made aware that there is another sit-in taking place at Ras Rumman mosque, in Manama, between 4pm and 10pm. This protest however is to "express solidarity with Iraq's Shiite religious authority, or marjaiya, as the top cleric there headed for the troubled holy city of Najaf." By this I assume they mean supporting Ayotallah Sistani's efforts in Najaf. (Read the AFP report)
Finally, there's the Muharraq Festival which has been going on for several weeks now, and will be ending on Friday. Sounds like fun.